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short-circuit (make)

Definition:

to create a short circuit in

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

short-circuited

Present participle:

short-circuiting

3rd-person singular present:

short-circuits

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

short | shortcircuit

Etymology:

[adjective] Old English sceort, scort, probably from Proto-Germanic ... | [noun]...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of short-circuit...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Short circuit | short | s/c

an electrical circuit that allows a current to travel along an unintended path, often where essentially no electrical impedance is encountered. The electrical opposite of a short circuit is an "open circuit", which is an infinite resistance between two... (39 of 1282 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Short circuit

Collins Dictionary:

short-circuit | circumvent [synonym, sense-specific]

[electricity] a faulty or accidental connection between two points of ... | [electricity] to develop a short circuit | [electricity] to develop or ... (21 of 465 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/short-circuit 1

Wiktionary:

short circuit | short circuited [past tense] | short circuiting [present participle] | short circuits [3rd-person singular present] | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present] | short-circuit [sense-specific] | short [synonym, sense-specific]

A usually unintentional connection of low resistance or impedance in a circuit such that excessive and often damaging current flows in it. | [transitive] to cause a short circuit in | [transitive] to force termination of an ongoing process before its ... (39 of 144 words, 4 definitions, 6 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/short circuit

Oxford Dictionary:

short circuit | short-circuit

an electrical circuit in a device of lower resistance than that of a normal ... | (with reference to an electrical device) malfunction or fail, or ... (25 of 142 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/short-circuit

Merriam-Webster:

short-circuit | bypass [sense-specific, synonym] | frustrate [synonym, sense-specific] | impede [synonym, sense-specific] | clog [synonym, sense-specific] | cramp [synonym, sense-specific] | embarrass [synonym, sense-specific] | encumber [synonym, sense-specific] | fetter [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to apply a short circuit to or establish a short circuit in | "bypass" [sense-specific] | "frustrate", "impede" (16 of 140 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/short-circuit

Macmillan British Dictionary:

short-circuit [verb] | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present]

[intransitive/transitive] to have a short circuit, or to make a piece of electrical equipment have a short circuit | [transitive] to avoid dealing ... (22 of 96 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short-circuit 5

Random House Dictionary:

short circuit | short-circuit

[electricity] : an abnormal, usually unintentional condition of relatively ... | "short-circuit" : [electricity] ; to make (an appliance, switch, ... (19 of 85 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/short-circuit

New World Dictionary:

short circuit | short-circuit

a usually accidental low-resistance connection between two points in an ... | [popularly] a disrupted electric circuit resulting from this | ... (19 of 76 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/short-circuit

American Heritage Dictionary:

short circuit | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present] | short-circuit

A low-resistance connection established by accident or intention between ... | To cause to have a short circuit. | [informal] To hamper the progress ... (22 of 68 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/short-circuit

Cambridge Dictionary:

short circuit | short-circuit [verb, derived]

a bad electrical connection which causes the current to flow in the wrong direction, often having the effect of stopping the power supply | to cause a ... (26 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/short-circuit

Encarta Dictionary:

short-circuit | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present]

to have a failure in an electrical circuit by creating a connection of low ... | to ignore or bypass a standard procedure by using a much quicker or ... (28 of 116 words, 3 definitions)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735319​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

short

Origin: [adjective] Old English sceort, scort, probably from Proto-Germanic ... | [noun] Meaning "electrical short circuit" first recorded 1854 (the verbal... (19 of 164 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=short

Wiktionary:

short | shorts [plural] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English short, schort, from Old English sċeort, scort ("short"), from Proto-Germanic *skurtaz ("short"), from Proto-Indo-European *skʷArt-, *skʷArd- ("short"). Cognate with Scots short, ... (23 of 52 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/short

New World Dictionary:

short

Origin: Middle English from Old English scort, akin to Old Norse skort, short piece of clothing, Old High German scurz, short from ... (21 of 31 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/short

Oxford Dictionary:

short | taken [British] | two sandwiches short of a picnic [British] | pull [British] | have [British] | short hairs [British] | term [British] | nothing [British] | stop someone short [British] | ...

Origin: Old English sceort, of Germanic origin; related to "shirt" and "skirt" | sense-specific: from military slang, referring to pubic hair

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/short

Collins Dictionary:

short

Origin: Old English scort; related to Old Norse skortr a lack, skera to cut, Old High German scurz short

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/shorter

American Heritage Dictionary:

short | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle] | shorts [3rd-person singular present] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English sceort, scort; see sker- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/short

Merriam-Webster:

short [entry 1, adjective]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English sceort; akin to Old High German scurz short, Old Norse skortr lack

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/short

Encarta Dictionary:

short | shorts [plural] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Origin: Old English sceort from Indo-European, "to cut"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735327​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

short | shorts [plural] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "short"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/short

Macmillan British Dictionary:

short-circuit [verb] | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "short-circuit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short-circuit 5

short | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short

short [adverb] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short 36

short [noun] | shorts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short 48

short [intransitive/transitive, verb] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle] | shorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/short 56

Macmillan American Dictionary:

short-circuit [verb] | short-circuited [past tense] | short-circuiting [present participle] | short-circuits [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short-circuit"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/short-circuit 5

short [adjective] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/short

short [adverb] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/short 37

short [noun] | shorts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/short 49

short [verb] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle] | shorts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/short 58

Cambridge Dictionary:

short circuit

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "short-circuit"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "short-circuit"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/short-circuit

short [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "short"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "short"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/short 3

the Free Dictionary:

short-circuit

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "short-circuit"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "short-circuit"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/short-circuit

short

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "short"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "short"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "short" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/short

Collins Dictionary:

short

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "short"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "short"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/short

Google Dictionary:

short | shorts [plural] | shorted [past tense] | shorting [present participle] | shorter [comparative] | shortest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "short"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=short

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

short

Audio: North American pronunciation of "short"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=short​001 word=short

YourDictionary Audio:

short

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "short" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/short

freedictionary.org:

Short

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Short" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=short

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